Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG) of Politecnico di Milano was established in 1990 as the Department of Economy and Production (DEP).
The Department’s main objective is research, which is pursued through collaborations with leading Italian and international schools and institutions. Alongside research, the Department focuses on education.
The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, with MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, is part of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano.

PROGRAMS PORTFOLIO

The teaching is carried out by the professors of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering is divided into three main fields:

DIG has the responsibility within Politecnico di Milano for teaching the specializing courses that can be studied in the Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering curriculum. It also underpins a wide range of other courses offered by Politecnico di Milano.

Study Programme in Management Engineering

The Study Programme in Management Engineering comes under the School of Industrial and Information Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. The teaching framework includes the three-year Bachelor of Science followed by the two-year Master of Science.

PhD Programme in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering

The PhD Programme in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering comes under the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, and, in compliance with Italian university regulations, it awards students a third-level degree and a professional qualification corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon PhD.

 

MISSION

The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, DIG, carries out research and teaching in three main areas:

  • Economics, business management and organisation
  • Political, industrial and regional economics
  • Production systems, industrial installations and logistics

Since being established, research in DIG has been defined by its commitment to cutting-edge topics within the international scientific debate and its awareness of the demands of industry and services.
Within each of the above three research areas, DIG’s knowledge and expertise is set out following different, albeit complementary, subject lines.

Economics, business management and organisation
  • Economics and strategic management
  • Management of innovation and company processes
  • Organisational systems
  • Economics and management of financial brokers and company finance
  • Decision support systems.
Political, industrial and regional economics
  • Industrial and technological innovation economics
  • International economics
  • Monetary and financial economics
  • Regional and urban economics
  • Methodological and applied econometrics
Production systems, industrial installations and logistics
  • Designing production systems and industrial installations
  • Production systems management
  • Logistics
  • Security and ergo technology
  • Quality management
  • Plant project management

INTERNATIONALIZATION

The Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering is highly committed to internationalization, which is carried out through a series of initiatives, collaborating with many leading schools and institutions and covering a wide range of research areas.
Skills acquired at DIG give rise to numerous research projects on advanced, emerging topics leading to national and international publications.

DIG ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES

Director
  • Alessandro Perego
Vice Director
  • Raffaella Cagliano
Departmental Council
  • It is composed of professors, researchers, technical and administrative staff representatives, PhD students representatives, research fellows representatives.
Executive Board

It is composed of the Director, the Vice Director and:

  • Stefano Ronchi, Director of BSc and MSc in Management Engineering
  • Michela Arnaboldi, Phd Programme Director
  • Vittorio Chiesa, MIP President
  • Lucia Tajoli, Deputy Director for Accreditations
  • Cristina Rossi, Deputy Director for Alumni
  • Paolo Trucco
  • Enrico Cagno
  • Massimo G. Colombo
  • Paola Garrone
  • Giuliano Noci
  • Andrea Sianesi
  • Laura Catellani, Department Manager

Advisory Board
  • Alavi Maryam, Dean Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Debruyne Marion, Dean of Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium
  • Engwall Mats, Head of Division of Industrial Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Falco Giuseppe, CEO, BCG Italy, Greece and Turkey, Italy
  • Feng Geng Zhong, Dean School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Ferretti Peretti Melissa, Country Manager Italy, American Express, Italy
  • Fumagalli Romario Aldo, President and CEO, SOL S.p.A., Italy
  • Gimenez Thomsen Cristina, Director of Identity and Mission Professor, Dpt. of Operations, Innovation & Data Science ESADE Business School - Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
  • Kaplan Sara,Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), Canada
  • Pignataro Andrea, Founder & CEO, ION Trading, Italy
  • Purassanta Carlo, Area Vice President of Microsoft France, Microsoft, Italy
  • Schader Martin, Associate Director of Quality Services, EFMD, Germany
  • Stephan Paula, Professor of Economics, Georgia State University and a Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, USA
  • Suslow Valerie, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, USA
  • Symonds Matt, Business School Media Consultant and Rankings Expert, France
  • Veugelers Reinhilde, Professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Von Krogh Georg, Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, ETH Switzerland
  • Zambon Elena, Zambon President, Italy
Scientific Committee
  • It is composed of all the Full Professors
Operational Coordinating Committee

It is composed of the Director, the Vice Director and:

  • Tommaso Agasisti, Delegate of Simplification
  • Diletta Apollonio, Head of Organizational Unit for Research
  • Mirja Calgaro, Head of Organizational Unit Communication
  • Laura Catellani, Department Manager, Head of Organizational Unit Administration and Accounting
  • Claudio Bruno Duran, Head of Organizational Unit for Teaching
  • Stefania Peverini, Administrative Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The department manager of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering is Laura Catellani.

The administrative services are organized as follows:

Unit Administration

Contact person: Laura Catellani

Revenues: Antonella Bottazzo
Debt collection, third party fees, internships: Susanna Cenati
Teaching and research contracts: Stefano Cataldi, Francesca Ferrara, Dario Francesco L'Abbate and Viviana Pizzolato
Research and other transfers: Giuseppe Aloi
Accounting support and (petty-cash) reimbursements: Claudia Mesolella
Invoices: Arturo Imbrauglio
Purchases: Anna Beatrice e Clelia Tocco

Unit Research

Contact person: Diletta Apollonio

Projects reporting: Elena Belotti e Rosalba Iorio
Contracts: Barbara Amapane, Paola Aventaggiato, Giovanna Manisco, Fabiana Mettola, Marta Moreschi

Unit Teaching Support

Contact person: Claudio Bruno Duran

PhD Programme: Giuseppa Di Tavi and Martina Sani
Academic Programme Office: Daniela Cicolin, Flavia Guzzetta, Paola Senna
Internationalization: Anna Elisabetta Colella, Diletta Fiasca

Unit Communication

Contact person: Mirja Calgaro

Events support: Beatrice Grillo and Marta Re Ferré

Staff

Contact person: Laura Catellani

Executive Assistants to the Department Head: Elena Cortiana e Stefania Peverini
Facilities: Mirko Beduzzi